For instance, you can join a random game, enter a stranger's star system, fly to their base, and just start deleting shit. Walls, floors, windows, stairs, pretty much everything they've built. Which is weird! I understand if you've crewed up with friends you would be free to delete things from their bases, but a stranger joining you and then destroying your work seems a little out there. Maybe if you had to at least shoot a wall repeatedly to destroy it, or bombard it with space rockets, but simply using the construction tools to erase another player's stuff—it's a bizarre design choice. … [Read more...] about I spent a day killing and stealing from players in No Man’s Sky and all I got was a bunch of guilt
Thinking under pressure
Ah, the internet. It might be a cesspool of fibre optic-fuelled hate and anxiety these days, but back in ye olde dial-up times of 1999 it felt like a new frontier of hot information. It was a place where people were just trying to share their art, thoughts, music and other assorted paraphernalia with like-minded folk half way across the globe, and where today’s trolls were but mere gnomes in a forest of cobbled together home pages and horrifically bad graphic design. … [Read more...] about Have You Played… Hypnospace Outlaw?
Favreau and Filoni already act as producers on The Mandalorian, while Rodriguez previously directed Chapter 14, "The Tragedy", which re-introduced Boba Fett properly back into the Star Wars universe. It's unclear whether The Book of Boba Fett means there will be a delay to The Mandalorian season 3, though Jon Favreau has confirmed that production on season 3 begins after Book of Boba Fett. … [Read more...] about Boba Fett spin-off series officially announced by Star Wars
"The very first time me and Ian went to London Rezzed with Raji. We were so nervous. I was sick to my stomach that people would laugh at us. Then this father and son duo comes to play the game. While the son plays the game, the father is listening to everything with the headphones. Everytime the son couldn't understand anything, the father explained and smiled. After they were done he was so happy, and told us that he wanted a game like Raji for his son so he can tell him about the land where he grew up. That feeling when someone says something like that, to validate that what you imagined the game to do, is magic. … [Read more...] about What does magic mean to you?
For those who have finished it, you'll have hopefully stayed for the credits and seen something interesting. Credits, I think, are always interesting - they're after all the names of people responsible for making this game happen. Credits might also tell their own stories of a game's development, such as the special thanks given here to Epic Games, who had provided a grant to Nodding Head after the game's unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign, or to [email protected], who helped give the game a larger platform (even if it would launch on the Switch first). … [Read more...] about Devs and doggos: how Nodding Head made Raji while saving stray Indian dogs